Post #3 – Establishing the Right Timeline and Checklist for Your Current Job Search
When you are thrown into a hot pursuit of your next job, it is sometimes without much of a heads up. Although some job seekers out there had a strategic plan in mind when they left their current job to find something better, many hardworking men and women find themselves without a job and without a plan to find another. Days can turn into months, and confidence and resilience will be challenged.
The answer to the dilemma is to establish a timeline and checklist for yourself the moment that you find yourself without a job, if not before. Few of us are locked into jobs that we know we’ll have for a decade down the road. It’s never a bad idea to entertain the possibility of job change and to think ahead as to what such a change would require of you. When we know exactly what we need to get accomplished and the details surrounding that task, it is easier to complete in a timely fashion. We can order our calendar and timetable according to how long each task should take to complete and whether or not the task can be completed alone or requires professional assistance.
You need to establish the right timeline and checklist for your individual job search by first understanding the nature of the specific job you are pursuing. What does this type of job require? Are their additional pieces of your portfolio that need to be collected? Is there a more in-depth interview process than you’re accustomed to? Is there a specific skill or tool that you currently lack but is necessary to be considered as a potential job candidate?
In order to know how to start, you need a clear vision of how to finish. Once you know the details surrounding what you need to see on your checklist, then you can begin allotting time accordingly. Each person’s timeline and checklist will look different, but what’s important is that it is created and carried out promptly. Keep in mind, as well, that companies such as us exist to help those in such a dilemma. Platinum Resumes consists of a team of talented professionals who work hard every day to guarantee that our clients are gaining more interviews and job opportunities than they would have ever received on their own. We know what it takes to capture the attention of a hiring manager and to knock the other competition out of the race so that you shine as the best man or woman for the job. Give us a call today at 816.986.0909, and we will be glad to work with you and help you gain a realistic reach for that job of your dreams!